|This half term, our main texts are ‘I am the seed that grew the tree’ and ‘Wabi Sabi’. We will work on inference skills and developing answers.||We will be writing in a range of genres using Talk for Writing. We will be writing in a range of genres and ensuring that we recap the grammar that the children have learnt throughout their time in Year 4.|
|Maths||This term the children will build on their times tables knowledge from the Spring and Summer 1 term. We will continue to learn times tables until we have knowledge of all facts up to 12 x 12. The children can use the programme “TTRockstars” to practise. This month, the children will take part in the government times tables check. MyMaths will be set each week so the children can practise the maths skills learned in school.|
|Number - money||Shape|
|We will use our knowledge of decimals to explore money. We will use the four operations (+ - x ÷) to solve problems and find change.||We will learn about three different types of triangle: right angled, scalene and isosceles. The children will learn the properties and names of different quadrilaterals including: rhombus, trapezium, parallelogram, square and rectangle. They will identify lines of symmetry and complete symmetric shapes.|
Children will be able to identify co-ordinates and translate shapes on a grid.
|We will be focusing on telling the time to the nearest minute. The children will be able to use 24 hour clock to solve simple word problems involving time tables. They will learn time facts e.g. how many seconds in a minute? How many minutes in an hour?|
|We will revisit any topic areas we feel the children need to return to before starting Year 5.|
This half term, our unit of learning is States of matter.
Our key question for the half term is: How can Brahman be everywhere? We will look the Trimurti and how this links with Brahman.
|PE||In indoor and outdoor PE over the next half term, Year 4 will be introduced to Handball and the rules of the sport. They will be given the opportunity to explore the skills within the sport with a focus on sending and receiving skills. This will be in preparation for an inter school handball competition.|
|Geography||In this unit, the children will compare Sydney and Poole as harbour cities.|
By the end of this unit, children will be able to:
|Design & Technology|
|French||This half term in French, the children will learn how to: ‘En classe’|
|PSHE||Coping With Change. It includes the changes to girls’ and boys’ bodies that occur during puberty. They will explore the emotional impact of puberty and work out their own strategies for managing well. We will give the children opportunities to ask questions about puberty and change. During the discussions, children will learn about periods and why they happen.|
|Music||This term, the children will be developing the skills of ostinato using some tuned percussion alongside untuned percussion. They will compose their own music and play in an ensemble together.|
|Computing||This term Year 4 will carry out a carry out a project on photo editing exploring tools and techniques used as well as reflecting on the effects and uses.|